Welcome

We're a group of people who love to support our community, and also like to have fun.

We meet Mondays at 12:00 Noon at the Podollan Inn located at 1460 Trans Canada Hwy NE Salmon Arm V1E 4N1 (See Map).

Mailing Address: PO Box 224, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3

See a video of our 70th Year Celebration

Check out clubs in our area  -  www.ourrotary.com

 
Home Page News
Check out the Christmas card we got from the family of last year's Inbound Exchange student - Sarina Fritsche.  Make sure you click on "Read More" to see the contents.
 
It is with great sorrow that we tell you about the passing of John Baigent, a long-time Rotarian, and a wonderful worker for humanity.
 
Isabel Reinertson gets presented with a Paul Harris award by Sterling Land, our Assistant District Governor.  Thanks Isabel for donating multiple times to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Gary was presented with a special Paul Harris award by Roger Perry, Past District Governor.  Gary has now donated $10,000 US to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Feli and Romeo, inbound exchange students, joined our Curl for Cancer team this year.
 
At a recent meeting, Feli Harun our Exchange Student from Germany gave us an update on her first two months in Canada.  She has made trips with her host family and a host family from the Shuswap Club, and has already become very involved with activities at the High School.
 
Also, one of our newer members, Lynda Stepura, gave us her bio - more to follow on that.
 
Say "hello" to our newest member, Nancy Cooper.  Nancy has been in the community for many years teaching at Okanagan College.  Now she is in her second term as Mayor of Salmon Arm.  Welcome, Nancy!
 
This organization is committed to ensuring girls get the opportunity to attend school in Africa, India, and other countries. And we were thrilled to be able to donate $1,000 to their cause. See more at www.daysforgirls.org
 
Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents a cheque for $2000 to Sue McCrae, President of the Shuswap Music Festival.
 
Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents Shuswap Theatre Society with a cheque for $1000. The funds are accepted by Joyce Henderson, President. The funds will be used for audio equipment that will assist the hearing impaired in the audience.
 
 
Home Page Stories
Our current outbound youth exchange student sends greetings from Germany. Her letter follows:
 
"Hallo!
Winter break started off with a jolt here when we heard of the attack at the Christmas market in Berlin on the last day of school. Having been to a few in Oldenburg and Bremen, I know it can be difficult just to get to the next booth in a crowded Christmas market, let alone dive out of the way of a moving truck.
On Christmas Eve, we had a steak dinner and then went to the local church to sing German Christmas carols. It’s that evening (the 24th) that we open our presents from each other, instead of the morning of the 25th. On Christmas Day, my host mother cooked a roast goose, which we ate with Rotkohl (cooked red cabbage), Kartoffelkloesse (Bavarian potato dumplings), cooked pears with cranberry sauce, and other fried potato things which I forget the name of. It was all so delicious I’ll probably have to come back here for Christmas dinner every year. Over Christmas break I also made my host family Glory Bowl (Shuswap Pie Co.), which turned out perfectly. My host mom adored it, although I think my host father prefers more meat and potatoes.
For Sylvester (New Year’s), we went to a large park in Bremen where they had a huge firework display in front of the grand hotel. Fabiola and I stayed in Bremen overnight the next few days, and went ice skating as well as to the airport to say goodbye to some exchange students we knew who were flying home (Australia and New Zealand).
In other news, it finally snowed, and it is staying! It finally feels like winter for me. I’m also very excited to be going on the Rotary Ski Trip to Austria next week! More on that next time!
Tschuess! Thank you!
Hannah"
Rick Roberts has had an interesting life ....
 
 
 
Here's a newsy piece from our outbound Youth Exchange Student, Hannah Bates.  Hannah is from Salmon Arm.
 
Hallo!
 
November warmed up after a period of complete frost, so as for now we have no snow here in Varel. That hasn’t bothered me too much though, because it means I can still get everywhere by bike.
 
Martin Ketteringham, one of our members, gave us a vocational talk on the history and activities of the Salvation Army.
 
 
Here is a picture of Alyson Clifton and her mom Isabel.  Alyson made a presentation recently about the Paralympics and our local involvement. Well done!
 
 
Sterling Land, our Assistant District Governor, gave a talk on the organization of Rotary - from Rotary International, then on to District organizations (ours is District 5060), and then to the Club level.
 
 
Here's a picture of Norm Brown, our Past President, being presented with a certificate of appreciation for School Lunches by the staff and kids at Grindrod Elementary.
Hannah Bates, this year's outbound Youth Exchange Student from our Club, sent us a story on her first month or so in Germany.  She's in a little town near Bremen.
 
Here's Heino Lilles and his tulip crew planting 400 special bulbs for Canada's 150th birthday.  They will be in bloom in the spring of 2017 in front of City Hall.
 
 
On October 22, over 470 guests attended our 14th Annual Wine Fest.
 
Keep an eye on our Wine Fest website - www.shuswapwinefest.com for information on next year's event, and current links to our sponsors and exhibitors.
 
On Monday, we had a visit from District Governor Vern Nielsen.  Rotary International is organized into geographic "Districts."  Ours has 60 clubs ranging from Clearwater, BC, down across the US border to Prosser, Washington.   Each year, a new District Governor is appointed, and this year ours is Vern, from Kelowna.
 
We had a great presentation from Dr. Richard Currie, who worked several years with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) - in Ethiopia, Kenya, Central African Republic and Peru.  His topic was International Development in Today's World.
 
In July this year, judges from the Communities in Bloom project visited Salmon Arm.  Representatives from all three Salmon Arm Clubs were on hand for the event.
 
 
 
Speakers
Chad Shipmaker
Jan 30, 2017
Guest Speaker
Maureen McTavish
Feb 20, 2017
Biography
Fiona Harris
Mar 20, 2017
Biography
 
Meeting Responsibilities
January 16
Tickets
Hudson, Danny
 
Door
Hillary, Ted
 
Sheriff
Killick, Bruce
 
Inspirational Moment
Holmes, Marvel
 
Jokster
Harris, Fiona
 
January 23
Tickets
Hawes, Linda
 
Door
Fennell, Colleen
 
Sheriff
Lilles, Heino
 
Inspirational Moment
Reinertson, Isabel
 
Jokster
Harris, Fiona
 
 
Club Calendar
 
 
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